Snow Day #8: Heli-Ski on Remote Slopes

Telluride, CO - More Details
Operating heli-skiing trips over the high terrain of the Telluride area since 1982, Helitrax offers single-day, multi-day and private/custom heli-ski trips, as well as scenic helicopter flights (for non-skiers). Weather permitting, heli-skiers can enjoy six guided ski runs in a day (pictured above), with runs dropping about 1,000 to 2,500 feet each. Trips include experienced guides and safety orientations, not to mention equipment, food and drinks.

Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience
Lamoille, NV - More Details
For more than 35 years, Joe Royer and his family have taken skiers into northern Nevada's Ruby Mountains (lower picture). You can heli-ski in the great white wonder on their all-day Heli-Experiences, which offer roughly five to six hours of time on- and over-mountain, weather permitting. Each group is accompanied by a GPS-equipped heli-ski guide with a thorough knowledge of the Ruby range, and trip packages include all meals, lodging and gear. About half of Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience's clients are families, with the youngest skiers usually in their teens.